Mises Wire

Medicare for All: Administrative Costs Are Much Higher than You Think

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.

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Double Your Gift with the Year-End 2018 Schlarbaum Match

Education

Blog12/03/2018

Gary Schlarbaum is delighted to match your gift now through December 9. 

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Who Conserves Our Resources?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Conservation will take place where individuals are allowed to seek solutions. Necessity is the mother not only of invention but of conservation as well.

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Why Popular Tourist Spots Will Be Increasingly Privatized — And Access Will be Limited

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/03/2018

If the world's most popular historical sites are to be preserved from overuse by tourists, ownership of these places will need to be more forcefully established, and access more carefully controlled.

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What's Next for Brazil's "New Right"?

Blog12/03/2018

Brazil's new president has made many statements favorable to many pro-market reforms. But will he focus on economic reforms or the social conservatism favored by many of his supporters?

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Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Don't Submit to Gun Control

Blog12/03/2018

Former government prosecutor and current congressman Eric Swalwell would love the chance to prosecute and imprison millions of Americans who fail to turn in their guns.

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On Freedom and Free Enterprise

Book Reviews

12/01/2018Faith and Freedom 1951-1960
What makes this Festschrift exceptional? Many participants contribute significantly and originally — in the full spirit of the teachings of the man they honor. The highest form of academic recognition.
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San Francisco's Wealthy Leftists Are Making Homelessness Worse

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/01/2018

San Francisco's public defecation problem is a symptom of its homelessness problem — a problem made far worse by government housing regulations.

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